Celebrate this milestone!

We have been waiting for this! Since February the front of the Stewart Library Building has been shrouded in staging and a cover. For 2 years the front doors have been blocked off and the orange caution fence warned us away from the front entrance. This photo taken Dec 18,…


Staging Coming Down

This is a day that many of us have been waiting for. The scaffolding around the clock tower and the belfry on the Stewart Library Building was put up in February of 2015. You may remember the coldest days of the winter when workers set up this staging with the…


Campaign to Preserve the Stewart Library Building

Your donation or pledge will be doubled if made before the end of this year! A local family of descendants of the Stewarts is matching donations and pledges made before December 31, 2015 by people with connections to the area, up to a total of $250,000! Qualifying donations will be…


Why preserve the Stewart Library Building?

It is an important question. Here are a few answers. – Because of the memories the building holds for so many or us. – Because the town has lost so much recently. – The town needs a place where people can gather and spend time together. – It is a…


Veteran’s Day

Today we remember those who have served our country, now and in the past. We honor their bravery and sacrifice. Six veterans from Corinna who gave their lives have been remembered with bronze plaques at the base of apple trees on the grounds of the Stewart Library Building. Unfortunately, over…


Public Meeting at the Stewart Library Building

The Corinna Building Preservation Group will host an informational public meeting at the Stewart Library Building on November 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM. Come learn about the effort to preserve and renovate the building. At the meeting the architect on the project from Ames Associates will review the work in…


Trim Color

The old image to the right is a photograph of the Stewart Library Building taken shortly after it was completed in 1898. Looking closely you will notice that the trim, the window frames, and the decorative parts were not white. They were painted a dark color. The Maine Historic Preservation…


Three Developments at the SLB

Among other development this past week at the Stewart Library Building, these three stand out. The foundation for the new addition on the St. Albans Road side (north side) of the building has been constructed. The forms came off the concrete a few days ago. This is the base for…


Trent Austin – Benefit Concert

Trent Austin, celebrated trumpet artist, originally from Corinna, will present a benefit concert of jazz and blues at the Corinna Methodist Church on Saturday, October 17 at 7 PM. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Stewart Building Preservation Fund. Trent is just back from a tour in Europe. He…


Working on Chimneys

Masons from Knowles Industrial Services are working on the exterior masonry of the building. They are removing the degraded mortar and will replace it with new mortar mixed especially to match that used when the building was constructed 116 years ago. Here you can see two men working on lifts…


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